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Taxation of Business Structures

Undergraduate | CUR-BLW39 | 2024

Learn how to plan tax structures for taxpayers over short and long-term periods. You’ll come to understand different business entities and how each is taxed, plus the pros and cons of each in the planning process.

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024

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Taxation of Business Structures

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. recognise the different types of business structures used for business activities in Australia and identify the differences in how the taxation laws/legislation are applied to them
    2. demonstrate a knowledge of the lifecycle of businesses from its creation to when it is ultimately closed down taking into account all the relevant laws that may apply during this lifecycle
    3. compare different methods of financing opportunities available to businesses and the taxation consequences of using these forms of debt or equity
    4. critique the anti avoidance provisions contained within the Taxation Legislation and the behaviours of taxpayers in attempting to avoid their taxation obligations

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Commerce (Taxation)

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